Marshawn Lynch & Jon Gruden Have Met Multiple Times Despite Report

Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch and new HC Jon Gruden have met at team headquarters on “multiple occasions” in recent weeks.

A rumor surfaced online Thursday that Lynch did not show up for a scheduled meeting with Gruden and it’s possible Lynch could be released as a result.

Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson took to Twitter yesterday to refute the report.

The Raiders face a decision regarding Lynch, who stands to make a sizable salary in 2018.

Gruden told reporters during his press conference that he was looking forward to meeting with Lynch this offseason, given that he had yet to meet him, so it will be interesting to see what Oakland elects to do with the veteran running back.

Lynch, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Bills back in 2007. He played three seasons in Buffalo before he was traded to the Seahawks.

Lynch decided to retire after six years with the Seahawks, but later came out of retirement last year and was traded to the Raiders.

As of now, Lynch is entering the second year of his two-year contract and set to make a base salary of $6 million for the 2018 season.

In 2017, Lynch has appeared in seven games and rushed for 891 yards on 207 carries (4.3 YPC) and seven touchdowns to go along with 20 receptions for 151 yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 running back out of 58 qualifying players.